Representatives of Palestinian factions in Syria
are calling for an immediate cease-fire
after fighting flared at a refugee camp in Damascus.
Activists say five people were killed in the Yarmouk
camp Tuesday, including four who died when a shell struck their street and a fifth shot by a sniper.
The fighting pits gunmen loyal to President Bashar Assad
against rebels, who now control much of the camp.
The camp was the scene of heavy clashes in the past, but the battles subsided last month after rebels battled the loyalists to a stalemate. Palestinians fight on both sides.
It was not clear what triggered this flare-up.
A statement issued by representatives of 14 Damascus-based Palestinian factions called for an immediate ceasefire and urged gunmen to withdraw from the camp.